BUFFALO - A brief history of the Antelope Range Livestock Research station is one of the topics at the station's field day on Thursday, Sept. 29.
The Antelope Range Livestock Station is 14 miles east of Buffalo, south of S.D. Highway 20. The field day begins at 11 a.m. and ends about 3 p.m. South Dakota State University Extension beef specialist Trey Patterson said Ralph Trevillyan, former Antelope Station superintendent, will give an overview of SDSU's range and livestock research over the years at the Antelope station. That presentation will be at 11:30 a.m.
At 11:45 a.m., SDSU range management specialist Roger Gates, SDSU range researcher Pat Johnson, and SDSU range livestock research/Extension associate Mindy Hubert will discuss new research data on time of weaning calves. SDSU Extension livestock educator Robin Salverson and Antelope Research Station superintendent Doug Young will provide details on a low-cost heifer development project at the station. SDSU Extension sheep specialist Jeff Held will update producers on the sheep program.
The field day will include a complimentary lunch and a chance to view educational posters. At 1 p.m., there will be a tour of a new office/ bunkhouse building and renovated working facilities. Participants will get a chance to view some of the station livestock.
At 1:30 p.m., participants travel to range research sites on the station, where SDSU range researchers Sandy Smart, Johnson and Gates will discuss their research.
The day also includes the chance to visit with SDSU scientists and administrators. Those who will be on hand include Gary Lemme, dean of the SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences; Bob Thaler, interim head of the Department of Animal and Range Sciences; Gerald Warmann, director of the SDSU Cooperative Extension Service; and C.Y. Wang, interim director of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station.